Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Win a T-shirt

Heres hoping everyone is well on the way to recovery after their awesome efforts over the weekend.

Want to win a t-shirt now?

If you have a great photo from the race or a short story or race summary (200-500 words) just send it to one of the organisers eg mickosfinn@gmail.com this week and you could win one of the glow-in-the-dark Race tees.

We have two to giveaway so send your pic or story in now. We'll try and post them (or the best ones at least) online as well as print them in NZ Orienteering magazine.

Looking forward to seeing them all!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Event phone number 04 9744113



Satelite reception being tested at the start finish area at Dude Ranch - Bulls Run Road. The phone number for HQ for the event will be 04 9744113. This number will be available to leave messages at etc.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Travelling to the Start Finish

The start finish is Dude Ranch at the end of Bulls Run Road which is off Moonshine road off state highway 58 - The Haywards road.

Moonshine Road and Bulls Run Road are narrow winding roads - it takes 15-20 mins from SH 58. On the day we ask you to limit your speed to 30km along this section of road. The last 1km is gravel.

The last 100m is across a ford that has a concrete bottom and up the other side to a large paddock. It is fine for normal 2WD cars, but don't bring your low slung sports car or boy racer.

Night time Navigation

I ahve been asked about whether the navigation will be too hard to enable navigation at night. The answer to that is no - About two thirds of the map will be in areas that offer excellent attack points for night navigation.

The other third of the map however will offer some challenges at night. Unless you are an expert or want additional challenge - it is probably best to attck this piece of the map in daylight.

As well as track notes, and vegetation guidance on the map we may also give some guidance on controls that will require care

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Partner Wanted

Fit female with some navigational experience looking for a partner.

My background is triathlon so have a steady base and from there went into adventure racing and MTB.

Have done lots of Adventure races approx 8 hour in duration, did the Wild Wellington which is a 12 hour MTB race on team of 3 last November and in January did a 15 hour adventure race near Cambridge.

I also did 1 24 hour race but that’s about a year ago now, although it went fine. am comfortable with 4-6 hour stints on bike at the weekends and between running, biking and swimming I do about 15 hours a week.

I’m assuming though the 24 hour is not going to be all high intensity….what with naving at night time etc so reckon I should be OK to keep going for the duration.

I would love to join a team where I might be able to ‘add’ to the nav but ideally wouldn’t be relied on giving I am still learning the ropes.

Email Mike.sheridan at xtra.co.nz if you are keen

Monday, March 1, 2010

Live satellite from the start/finish

We're at the Moonshine24 start/finish area now and we're online with the Hutt Valley Emergency Management Office satellite system, allowing us to post this blog and call family and friends around the country. This will be up and running over the big weekend, just look for the red phone box.
BTW we're at the end of Bulls Run Road, off Moonshine Road, in the beautiful Akatarawas. Looks like there's plenty of room for tents and lounging around, and even a swim.